Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Baby’s First Valentine’s Day: Now that your little one has made it to his or her first Valentine’s Day, it’s time to start thinking about how you can celebrate together. If you’re hoping to incorporate Valentine’s Day into your baby’s first few years, here are three simple and fun crafts you can make with your child to celebrate this fun holiday. These cute crafts will add some festive flair to your home while also helping you get your little one involved in the fun!
Valentine’s Day theme photoshoot
Host a photoshoot with your little one dressed in adorable Valentine’s Day-themed outfits. Cuteness overload! If you don’t have any cute baby outfits or don’t want to spend money on them, ask friends and family members if they have some they can spare (or borrow). Then set up your photoshoot with lots of backdrops, hats, bows, and adorable props. If you do want to splurge on clothing you can visit sites like Etsy and even find other handmade items for your photos (like bows or headbands) or even just buy some flowers from a local florist that could be used as props.
Valentine’s card with prints
If you’re looking for an easy Valentine’s Day craft, try making a card with your baby’s handprint and even footprint. Simply have your baby lay their hand on a piece of white paper and trace around it using a paintbrush dipped in red paint. Then cut out their hand shape and glue it to a heart-shaped valentine card that has been decorated with hearts or pink paper. You can also add other items to decorate it like glitter or ribbon if you like. Making valentines cards will be a fun, easy, and great way to celebrate Valentine’s day together with your little one!
Valentine’s Day onesie
Love can be expressed and celebrated in a million different ways. Now your baby can add his or her own style to Valentine’s Day too with an adorable onesie covered in hearts and I Love You phrases. A onesie is a great way to capture a milestone like your baby’s first Valentine’s Day, and it also doubles as a keepsake item that you can save for years to come. Simply purchase a plain onesie (white works best so you can use colors that will show when decorating) from places such as Presley Couture, you’ll need paint if you’d like to paint hears on it in the colors of your choice, a glue gun for rhinestones if you choose to, and iron-on patches such as hearts, letters, lips, flowers, or cupids.
Don’t forget to deck out your baby sling too if you’re carrying your baby for any part of the festivities. Adding a few hearts made out of construction paper or iron on patches that will come off after the festivities will make for great festive first-time pictures with baby.
There are so many amazing crafts out there that you can put together with your baby in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Make sure to include a little something special from both you and your child with every craft, as well as make it personal and memorable. These crafts will give you plenty of time to bond and create wonderful memories together, which is what Valentine’s Day is all about!